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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-08-21 07:43
Subject: [books] Escapement has a cover comp
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Tags:art, books, escapement, publishing
Oooooh. Niiiiiiiice.

My only comment at this point is to wish that there were some bright element in the cover to catch the eye from a distance.

ETA: For those of you who've read the draft of Escapement, the scene illustrated is HIMS Notus (f/k/a Borborygmus) being pursued by the Imperial Chinese airship Shi Hsi-Chi (known to the Notus crew as Shirley Cheese).
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Jess Nevins
User: ratmmjess
Date: 2007-08-21 14:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
oooOOOOH. *Nice*.
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2007-08-21 14:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
some bright element in the cover

You mean, like your name in red?

(very pretty cover!)
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Kadath in the Cold Waste
User: kadath
Date: 2007-08-21 14:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Needs more Karol! ;D

(Did he survive the purge?)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-08-21 14:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, the text is silent on that matter, as the destruction of Strasbourg takes place offstage. So the options are open...

I'll figure it out for Tourbillion, if I wind up writing the third book.
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Kadath in the Cold Waste
User: kadath
Date: 2007-08-21 15:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
No no, I meant the wordcount purge. ;)

But glad to hear it. :D
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Jay Lake: writing-Mainspring
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-08-21 15:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:writing-Mainspring
Ah. Yes. M. Lachance is still there!
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When life gives you lemmings...: Technical engine cutaway
User: danjite
Date: 2007-08-21 14:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Technical engine cutaway
It is lovely, indeed, but I was actually hoping for something, oh... brassier.

But than, I am a gear tropist.
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User: tsheehan
Date: 2007-08-21 15:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh! I'm so jealous of the covers you've got! They're both absolutely gorgeous.
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Jeremy Tolbert
User: the_flea_king
Date: 2007-08-21 15:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Who is Jay Lake?"

"That guy with all the zeppelins on his books."

And that generalization is a good thing :)
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Brian Dolton
User: tchernabyelo
Date: 2007-08-21 15:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, the title is quite bright. But glinting up the reflection on the dirigible and maybe elshwere might be an option.

However, it is an utterly gorgeous piece of art.
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scarlettina: Book love
User: scarlettina
Date: 2007-08-21 16:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Book love
Wow! Nice. What a handsome companion to Mainspring.
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miki garrison: tired girlie
User: mikigarrison
Date: 2007-08-21 19:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:tired girlie
Yeah, the first thing I thought of when I saw it was -- "Wow, that will look really awesome sitting next to Mainspring on my bookshelf. I'll have to turn them face-out."

:D
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kmckiernan
User: kmckiernan
Date: 2007-08-21 17:19 (UTC)
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Quite lovely. You totally scored, Jay. I've been a fan of Irene's blog for some time, too, so it's fantastic when two of my favorites come together like this.
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Paul Weimer: Bobble
User: princejvstin
Date: 2007-08-21 18:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Bobble
Martiniere is made of awesome.

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User: ullikummis
Date: 2007-08-21 19:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That is breathtaking.
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User: matthewlowes.wordpress.com
Date: 2007-08-21 19:53 (UTC)
Subject: Escapement cover
Both covers are beautiful, invoking both adventure and a wonderfully fantastic world. Mainspring's cover is predominantly green, and this one is blue. I can only imagine that a third book's cover might be reddish or yellowish.

I'm really enjoying Mainspring as we speak!
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dinogrl: You Rock simpsons
User: dinogrl
Date: 2007-08-21 22:17 (UTC)
Subject: AWWWWWWsum cover!
Keyword:You Rock simpsons
Stunning cover, dal-link! You got good peeps representin'.
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